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A report from the British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting

The British Geriatrics Society Autumn meeting took place on 6-8 November and covered the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care of older people. 

Reclaiming the role of the ‘social’ in the care and support of older people More than a million older people are not getting the help they need with essential daily living activities and the rate of pensioner poverty is increasing each year. This was the focus of a presentation by Professor Alisoun Milne, professor of social gerontology and social work, University of Kent, in her guest lecture at the BGS. She said due to an ageing population, more people are living with chronic comorbid conditions and according to Age UK, eight million in England are living with three or more


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